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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

And another selection of this October's Pick of the Best on Scilly - GARY THOBURN GALLERIES

Well worth the £7.80 boat trip to Bryher was this first-year SUBALPINE WARBLER - one of perhaps two birds that visited the archipelago this October.

The odd RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER made it to the islands, including this first-winter on the Garrison.

A great showing by these small Sibes - LITTLE BUNTING - with perhaps 5 or 6 birds in total. Two such individuals spent the best part of a week affording excellent views as they consorted with a flock of Meadow Pipits in a grass field just inland of Porthellick Bay

No visit to Scilly in October is complete without seeing the annual JACK SNIPE migration at Lower Moors and Porthellick. A good crop of cut-reeds ensured a bumper crop of occurrencies - peaking at 8 birds early in the month.